Associate: Shaniqwa Thomas
Approachable. Passionate. Ambitious.
Be your own fairy godmother!
I love that I’m continuously learning and growing both intellectually and personally. Second, I’ve loved the friendships, new experiences, and opportunities I have at my fingertips that have helped my legal journey in and outside of the classroom!
My goal in being a LexisNexis Associate is that I will be able to assist and be a resource for my peers in navigating the LexisNexis database, while also honing my own legal research skills.
I’m a Golden Girl’s superfan!
Associate: Kendra Landry
Ambitious. Friendly. Determined.
I’m inspired by people who’ve prospered through adversity and achieved their goals despite hardship – whether my family, friends, or celebrities like Shania Twain!
My favorite part of law school has definitely been meeting all of the incredible people. I relish in the opportunity to learn from the other members of my cohort, all from different fields of study and cultural backgrounds.
I plan to hone my own legal research skills as a LexisNexis Associate, while assisting my peers in navigating the database and refining skills that are indispensable for success in law school.
I love concerts and country music, and I picked up electric guitar again during the pandemic.
Loyal. Reflective. Perseverant.
There are multiple answers to this question, but I can simply state every single person I meet. Everyone has faced their own unique set of challenges and had their own mountains to climb, which to them felt like their own Mt. Everest. Hearing from other’s stories and learning from people is one the most inspiring things for me.
The people. This is not limited to the students or the law professors, both groups in which you can find people with uplifting or deeply insightful experiences and perspectives, along a spectrum of variance to allow for exposure to many different vantage points. It also extends to the support staff of the school, the undergraduate students, etc. The people make this institution what it is, and I include the individuals we see and the ones behind the scenes allowing everything to operate.
I hope to engage with as many people as possible and learn from their perspectives and experiences, while also helping them see why LexisNexis can be useful in helping make their own lives and expierence in their legal studies and professional career easier.
I did the CN Tower Edge walk while having a terrible fear of heights! My pants may or may not have been slightly wet afterwards, but I recommend it!
Honest. Loyal. Ambitious.
I'm inspired by what I haven't yet learned or experienced. The sensation of learning something new that I enjoy, or being in a position I've never been in before drives me to push myself to my best ability.
The people around me. From peers to professors, everyone has a unique perspective and outlook. Not only that, but everyone takes the time to share their knowledge and opinions with one another. Ideas are exchanged freely and I feel a real comradery with all the people I've met.
I have 2 goals I hope to accomplish as an associate. First, I want to share as many of the LexisNexis features with as many students as I can. Second, I wish to be present to whoever needs any assistance with the platform. Essentially do everything I can to ensure that Queens' Law Students are well-versed in the tool that will help them throughout their entire career.
I love the outdoors and sometimes I whittle small animals out of wood.
Associate: Oksana Romanov
Knowledge. Integrity. Networking.
My greatest inspiration is the U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, feminist, gender equality champion, former director of and counsel to ACLU's Women's Rights Project.
I have joined the Inaugural class, Faculty of Law, Ryerson University. I am looking forward to embracing the core pillars of my law school - Diversity & Inclusion, Access to Justice, Technology and Skills-based Learning - and positively impacting societal change. Finally, I am excited to co-create my learning experience and become practice-ready upon graduation.
I am excited to study alongside my peers and be able to support them in developing and maintaining their legal research and writing skills through increasing the knowledge and use of the LexisNexis products and services.
I'm definitely a big city person with a love of camping and small-town life on weekends. I recharge in nature and draw strength from spending my time with my friends and family.
Oksana was the well deserving recipient of The LexisNexis Education Equity Award. This award encourages diversity and the attainment of equity in legal education and practice. LexisNexis acknowledges Oksana’s high academic standing and celebrates Oksana’s dedication to working towards a bright future in law.
Associate: Kasra Behnampour
Humble. Persistent. Determined.
Working as a Research Assistant on a project involving NAFTA and volunteering in Law Students' Legal Advice Program at Allard School of Law.
To train law students at Allard to hone their legal research and writing skills by using the great resources that LexisNexis has to offer.
I play classical guitar but listen to heavy metal.
Associate: Serena Eshaghurshan
Independent. Creative. Friendly.
My mom, as she always encourages me to try my best and have fun along the way.
The sense of comradery developed with my peers.
I hope to aid my peers with legal research. Legal research can be difficult, but with the right skills and techniques, it can be a relatively smooth process.
I am double jointed.
Associate: Alegria Indio
Creative. Ambitious. Enthusiastic.
My partner who inspires me to pursue my dreams and continuously reminds me that anything is possible.
The classroom; I love to learn dynamic legal topics from distinguished professors, all while sipping a great cup of coffee!
Researching effectively is key to succeeding in law school and in the legal profession. As a LexisNexis Associate, I plan to provide students with the necessary tools to use our products successfully.
I grew up in Kensington Market, the heart of Toronto!
Compassionate. Resilient. Patient.
I am inspired by my grandmother who despite a plethora of medical issues was always positive and able to make everyone around her laugh.
My favourite part of law school so far has been meeting like-minded people! I also really enjoyed the course material and classroom time. The professors are fantastic, and the cases are usually quite interesting.
I hope to further promote and integrate LexisNexis platforms at my law school. I want to be an approachable resource my fellow students can access should they encounter any questions when using LexisNexis products.
I really enjoy all sorts of puzzles! In my spare time, I frequent escape rooms and board game cafes.
Associate: Bea Vasic
Resilient. Creative. Compassionate.
The exceptional community and exciting learning opportunities.
My objective is to contribute to the Western Law community by assisting my fellow colleagues in improving their research skills and encouraging them to take advantage of legal research learning opportunities.
I speak three languages.
Compassionate, Reflective, Resilient
My parents, for their selfless perseverance in picking up their lives back home, moving to a country and culture so different from their experiences and building an extended family and network of their own.
The social justice-oriented ethic and experiential opportunities that enable a practical understanding and an opportunity to connect with the reality and impacts of the law and its systems and functions.
I would like to make easier the navigation of all that LexisNexis has to offer because sometimes all it requires is a helping hand that explains the functions and uses of this valuable resource; especially for and to the incoming 1Ls.
I know 5 languages and am usually simultaneously thinking in at least 2 of them.
Nidhi writes for The Legal Writers Collective; a group of law students who are passionate about access to justice. Their goal and mission is to put the law within reach, and essentially demystify the law. The Collective is currently focused on writing case summaries of significant case law with plans to to launch with the languages: French, Gujarati, and they are looking to add Arabic, Hebrew and other languages soon. Check them out:
Associate: Erin Jackes
Problem-solver. Collaborator. Optimist.
The diversity of human experiences.
The absolute privilege of learning. Being surround by brilliant professors, bright colleagues, and complex material.
I want to support students in using LexisNexis to work smart, not just hard, so they can better focus on the deep work that law school requires.
I have an uncanny propensity for finding four-leaf-clovers.